If you are looking ahead to February and beyond, check out the Yearly Calendar of Events for Metro Detroit.
When: 1/10/14 through 1/12/14
Where: Downtown Plymouth
The Plymouth community was one of the first to showcase ice sculptures. In its 32nd year, the Plymouth Ice Festival continues to attract talent and to set the standard for all ice-sculpture events in the Metro-Detroit area. In 2014, the event is serving up a new attraction -- Fire and Ice Towers -- that combine the elements of ice and fire in an impressive display. In other words, the festival is still worth getting bundled up to face the cold.
Photo Tour of 2008 Plymouth Ice Festival
When: 1/12/14 with events from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: MotorCity Casino Hotel
The Urban Wheels Awards are in their 18th year and recognize the achievement of automotive companies and suppliers. The co-hosts in 2014 are Morris Chestnut & Maria Costa.
When: 1/18/14 through 1/26/14
Where: Cobo Center, Downtown Detroit
One of Detroit's biggest tourist attractions and winter distractions is the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Detroit's Auto Show is renowned internationally because of its large number of world debuts, its historical significance, and the charm of the Motor City.
When: 1/22/14 through 1/27/14
Frankenmuth hosts one of Michigan's premier winter events: Zehnder's Snowfest, where ice and snow carvers from all over the world come to create a magical winter landscape. In addition to the carvings made out of both ice and snow, the event has fireworks, petting zoo and children's activities.
When: 1/24/14 through 1/26/14
Where: Third and Water Streets, Downtown Rochester
Celebrating all things winter, the Fire & Ice Festival comes back to downtown Rochester with Modes of Transportation Ice Sculpture Show, Beer Tent, Tube Sledding Run, fireworks, dog sled demos, ice skating, snow shoeing, cross-country skiing, carriage rides and Downtown Rochester's Big, Bright Light Show.
The Ferndale Blues Festival is in its 13th year of raising money for local charities. The festival is actually a series of over 60 live concerts that take place at venues within bars and restaurants along Woodward Avenue and Nine Mile Road. Luther "Badman" Keith, Howard Glazer & EL-34s, the Vinyl Underground, and Sweet Claudette are just a few of the artists scheduled to perform over the nine-day period.
Where: Comerica Park, Detroit
The 19th annual Tigerfest allows fans to interact with the team's players and coaches. In addition to all the fan mingling, the event includes autograph sessions, photo booths, seminars, batting cages, clubhouse tours, and face painting. Tickets are sold out!
When: 1/31/14 through 2/1/14
Where: Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor
In its 37th year, the Ann Arbor Folk Festival celebrates all music folk, roots and ethnic. A host of musical artists will perform over two nights, including Iron & Wine, Neko Case, Patty Griffin, Ingrid Michaelson, Jeff Daniels and Seth Walker (MC). Tickets start at $47.50 for one night / $60 and $85 for both nights. Proceeds will benefit The Ark.